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Digital Media Analytics: Paid Media

Learn how to analyse and improve social media advertising campaigns, and understand how to effectively use Google Analytics.

6,626 enrolled on this course

Digital Media Analytics: Paid Media
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    6 hours

Ensure your social media campaigns are effective

On this course you will learn how to look closely at how your social media ad campaigns perform, how they can be improved, and expanded. You will consider how social media campaigns affect your website and learn more about the various ways your website can be used to capture social media buzz if content is properly tagged and tracked. You will also discover the richness and depth of the data provided by Google tracking and how you can enable your site to track data through Google Analytics.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to Paid media
  • How can a business benefit from using Paid media
  • Social media advertising and returns on investment
  • Google Adwords
  • Facebook Ads
  • Twitter Ads
  • Youtube Ads
  • Using keywords
  • Differences between campaign, ad set, and ad

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Design and deploy a social media ad
  • Assess the effectiveness of a social media ad
  • Summarise how to strategically plan a social media advertising campaign

Who is the course for?

This course is for professionals looking to advance their careers and learn more about social media and digital media analytics.

What software or tools do you need?

To make the most of this course, you will need to: ensure you have a Google account to make use of Google analytics. It is helpful if you have access to a business Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube account. You will also need to use a laptop or desktop computer. You will also need to know some technology.

Who developed the course?

Purdue University

One of the four best public universities in the US, Purdue delivers an engaging learning experience and a world-class degree.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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